U.S. Route 7 - Signals Upgrade Project

The Vermont Agency of Transportation in conjunction with Engineers Construction, Inc. (ECI) will begin the signal upgrade project the week of April 19, 2021 with the installation of construction signage. This project includes the replacement of the existing span wire signals with new mast arm poles at six intersections on U.S. Route 7, from McIntosh Avenue north to Swift Street. The six intersections include McIntosh Avenue, Baldwin Avenue, Laurel Hill Road, Brewer Parkway, Queen City Park Road and Swift Street.

Project Location Map along U.S. & in South Burlington and Shelburne

U.S. Route 7 Project Area - Shelburne/South Burlington

 

This upgrade includes the installation of new mast arm poles, signals, cabinets and controllers, preemption systems, stop bars with advanced vehicle detection, pedestrian signals, and other related items. During construction, we anticipate minimal impact on the traveling public as the majority of the work will be done during nighttime hours. Traffic control will be present with lane closures during working hours. The anticipated completion is November 2021.

Construction Updates

The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, July 26, 2021:
Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Begin installation of the junction boxes, traffic control cabinet foundations and pedestian signals
  • General project clean up

Motorists should expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work areas.

Traffic control cabinet foundation

Pedestrian signal foundation


The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, July 26, 2021:
Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Begin installation of the junction boxes, traffic control cabinet foundations and pedestian signals
  • General project clean up

Motorists should expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work areas.

Prep for the installation of pedestrian signals


The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, July 19, 2021:
Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Begin installation of the junction boxes and traffic control cabinet foundations
  • General project clean up

Motorists should expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work areas.

    Mast pole foundation prepped and poured


    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, July 12, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue pouring concrete for the mast pole foundations throughout the project limits
    • General cleanup throughout the project

    Paving in the cut across Shelburne Road


    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, July 5, 2021:

    Monday:
    • No work due to the Independence Day holiday
    Tuesday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue pouring concrete for the mast pole foundations throughout the project limits.

    Motorists should expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work areas.

    Cutting down existing rebar before filling trench back in

    Trench dug across northbound lanes of Shelburne Road at Baldwin Avenue, southbound lanes are complete


    Motorists should expect delays between 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel in each direction, north and south.
    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, June 28, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" across Route 7 throughout the project intersection locations. During these operations, traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel in each direction, north and south.

    Excavating down to connect electrical conduit piping

     

    Electrical piping to be connected


    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, June 21, 2021:

    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Begin installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" across Route 7 throughout the project intersection locations. During these operations, traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel in each direction, north and south.
    • Continue installation of mast pole foundation sleeves throughout the project locations.
    Motorist can expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work area.
    Prepped for concrete pour
    Mast pole foundation with conduit for light power

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, June 14, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue installation of mast pole foundation sleeves throughout the project locations.
    Later in the week if all goes well:
    • Begin installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" across Route 7 throughout the project intersection locations. During these operations, traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel in each direction, north and south.
    Motorist can expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work area.
    Continued mast pole sleeve installation

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, June 7, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" throughout the project intersection locations.
    • Continue installation of mast pole foundation sleeves throughout the project locations.
    Motorist can expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work area.

    Mast pole foundation sleeve to be installed at McIntosh Avenue
    Removal of soil from installed sleeve

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, May 31, 2021:
    Monday:
    • No work due to the Memorial Day holiday
    Tuesday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" throughout the project intersection locations.
    • Continue installation of mast pole foundation sleeves throughout the project locations.
    Motorist can expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work area

    Prepping to install sleeve in trench
    Sleeve with electrical conduit installed

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, May 24, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" throughout the project intersection locations.
    • Begin installation of mast pole foundation sleeves throughout the project locations.
    Motorist can expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work area.
    Exposing gas valve & line
    Exposing the gas valve & line during trench excavation at Saturn Way
    Trench dug at Saturn Way
    Trench dug at Saturn Way for sleeve installation

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, May 17, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Continue installation of electrical conduit piping "sleeves" throughout the project intersection locations.
    Motorist can expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work area.
    Excavating at the Swift Street intersection to prep for electrical conduit sleeve installation

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, May 10, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Directional underground drilling at the intersections of Baldwin Avenue, Laurel Hill Road and Brewer Parkway to install piping "sleeves" for electrical wires.
    Motorist can expect minimal delays with traffic control present within the work area.
    Traffic control in place on US Route 7 southbound for Queen City Park Road signal work
    Locating utility lines for Queen City Park Road signal

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, May 3, 2021:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Directional underground drilling at the intersection of Swift Street to install piping "sleeves" for electrical wires.
    • If time allows, Wednesday or Thursday directional underground drilling at the intersection of Queen City Park Road.
    Motorist can expect minimal delays with traffic control present within the work area.

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, April 26, 2021 throughout the six locations:
    Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. :
    • Work begins with contractor mobilization
    • Location of underground utilities
    Motorist can expect a lane closure within the work area.

    The following is the anticipated work schedule for the week beginning Monday, April 19, 2021:

    Monday through Friday:

    • Installation of construction signs.

    There should be little to no effect to the traveling public.